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Suspension

As purchased, the 127 has some very heavy duty springs plus helper springs, and Koni Heavy Track shocks.

Due to a crusty front shock turret failing the MOT we've got Gwyn Lewis shock towers on the front now.

Weights

  • Front ~1180kg (probably 1220kg)
  • Rear ~1600kg
  • Total 2820kg

The front number is less accurate as the weighbridge had a slope leading up to it, so wasn't going to be accurate without the vehicle sat fully level on it, but it's close enough. Weight is with me in it & half-packed with the usual camping gear.

Springs

Front: No idea what the fronts are but they aren't standard, the parts chaps in Gotts (who know everything and have a BIG book of every spring ever) couldn't ID them but reckon they're heavier than 110 HD fronts.

Rear: The rear springs are ANR3540, 8055kg/m or 451lb/in, Green/pink markings, plus the helper springs. The ANR3540 are fitted as standard to the rear of Pulse (Wolf-spec) ambulances which are wider & longer & quite possibly heavier.

For the helpers, the only info I can find currently is for RRC3266 helper springs which are rated at 140lb/in :blink: which puts the back end springing at 591lb/in total :ohmy: which TSD has pointed out that compressing the springs more than 3“ would mean the truck is over it's rated weight limit :rtfm:

Official Numbers

Maximum EEC kerb weight and distribution - all optional equipment

VEHICLE AXLE WEIGHTS

90 models Station Wagon Utility
Front axle 1200 Kg (2645 lb) 1200 Kg (2645 lb)
Rear axle 1500 kg (3307 lb) 1500 Kg (3307 lb)
Gross vehicle weight 2550 Kg (5291 lb) 2400 Kg (5622 lb)
110 models Station Wagon Utility
Front axle 1200 Kg (2645 lb) 1200 Kg (2645 lb)
Rear axle 1750 Kg (3858 lb) 1850 Kg (4078 lb)
Gross vehicle weight 2950 Kg (6503 lb) 3050 Kg (6724 lb)
130 models Utility
Front axle 1580 Kg (3483 lb)
Rear axle 2200 Kg (4850 lb)
Gross vehicle weight 3500 Kg (7716 lb)

NOTE: Axle weights are not accumulative. The individual maximum axle weights and gross vehicle weight must not be exceeded.

EEC VEHICLE KERB WEIGHTS

90 models Standard Heavy Duty
Soft top: 1770 Kg (3402 lb) 1993 Kg (4393 lb)
Pick-up: 1770 Kg (3402 lb) 1993 Kg (4393 lb)
Hard top: 1815 Kg (4001 lb) 1987 Kg (4380 lb)
Station wagon: 1870 Kg - 1885 Kg (4122 lb - 4155 lb) 1989 Kg - 1998 Kg (4385 lb - 4404 lb)
110 models
Soft top: 1885 Kg - 2080 Kg (4155 lb - 4585 lb)
High capacity pick-up: 1920 Kg - 2122 Kg (4232 lb - 4678 lb)
Hard top: 1920 Kg - 2110 Kg (4232 lb - 4651 lb)
Station wagon: 2055 Kg - 2229 Kg (4530 lb - 4914 lb)
130 models
Crew cab and high capacity pick-up: 2177 Kg - 2286 Kg (4667 lb - 5039 lb)

EEC kerb weight = Unladen weight + Full fuel tank + 75 Kg (165 lb).

alfie/suspension.txt · Last modified: 2018/04/02 21:50 by jin
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